Percentage of Children 0-4 in Different Child Care Types

February 1, 2019

Canada-wide: 14.8% in daycare centres, 47% in parental care during “regular working hours”.

Statistics Canada publishes misleading reports that do not provide this basic data. The most recent data available is from Statistics Canada’s 2011 General Social Survey. See charts for provincial and national breakdowns of all care types.

2011. Statistics Canada: Childcare type chart (Ontario, BC, Quebec and Canada) (Download PDF here)

Childcare for preschool data for all provinces (Download PDF here)